"Compassionomics provides the evidence that one simple tool, compassion, can affect not only the outcomes for our patients, but also the financial health of our organizations and the well-being of our providers."
— Donald Berwick, MD
President emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?
A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?
Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis.
In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century. Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science — coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine—demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place. You will see compelling evidence that:
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: Studies show that clinician #compassion is associated with better patient disclosure of information and better recall of instructions. No wonder there’s a link between compassion, better communication, diagnosis, and adherence to therapy. #MedEd @AAMCtoday
Empathy + action = compassion. This @washingtonpost article found that Compassionate Care leads to better physical/psychological outcomes, lower healthcare expenditures, patient cooperation & less practitioner burnout...and it only takes 40 seconds more.
Lower medical bills, decreased risk of #diabetes-related complications, faster recovery & other benefits that Compassionomics authors @StephenTrzeciak & @AJMazzarelli say are linked to a compassionate bedside manner --> https://t.co/KJzruwltZr
Arrived today #COMPASSIONOMICS @StephenTrzeciak “first one must believe that every patient deserves compassion” #compassion #cancer #healthcare @SQSFellowship @swallowsgroup @gillian_mcauley @alysonwalkerRHC @FiMcD3 @TimBradnock @indran_raju
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: “We live in a time when *science* is validating what humans have known throughout the ages: that compassion is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our well-being, resilience, and survival.” — Joan Halifax @DalaiLama @CCARE @TheCharter @emmaseppala
"This book is a vital step forward in transforming health care as we know it."
Senator William H. Frist, MD
Transplant surgeon and former Republican Senate majority leader